Month: April 2016

Why dirt is good

A child being hit by a frisbee (he was okay and laughed about it!)

Disclosure: this is a paid collaboration with Persil. One of Kate’s favourite responses when I reminisce about 1980s TV shows that she can’t remember is “I was probably up a tree.” This nicely articulates a concern I have about Dylan and Xander. I think it must be harder being a kid now than it was …

My Sunday Photo: Peekaboo

A baby in a bouncy chair smiling at her brother who is playing peekaboo with her.

Amelie is now five months old and, after some early uncertainty as to whether she was more than just a novelty addition to the house, the boys seem to have accepted that she’s here to stay! We were worried about sibling rivalry creeping in, particularly with Xander who now has the potentially tough role of …

Meatball madness

Last week, I caught Dylan and Xander subjecting Amelie to an immensely irritating episode of Team Umizoomi – entitled ‘Meatball Madness’ – for the umpteenth time. It seems though that, far from just serving to annoy me with its blatant disregard for physics, economics and characters who just can’t hit any kind of note, the unfathomably …